Chicago Bears: Grading 2018 rookie class after Year 1

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7. WR Javon Wims, Georgia, Round 7, 224th overall

Another excellent draft pick by Ryan Pace, Javon Wims showcased that he has a bright future in the NFL. While he played in just four games in 2018, his most noticeable performance of the 2018 season came in week 17 where he hauled in four catches for 32 yards.

Unfortunately, because he was just active in four games this season, it’s hard to determine what type of players Wims could turn out to be, however, 2019 represents an opportunity for him to make a name for himself.

With Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, Taylor Gabriel, and Josh Bellamy already in the Bears wide receiver room, this means that the final spot could go to Wims if he shows improvement. With the Bears likely ready to move on from Kevin White, Wims has a golden opportunity in front of him.

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Wims possesses excellent size (6’3”, 215 lbs) but does lack elite speed. Due to not having elite speed, there’s a chance that Wims ends up being a situational player for the Bears. He does have the potential to develop into a bigger weapon down the road, but he will need to be developed at an accelerated rate by Wide Receivers Coach Mike Furrey.

It’s difficult to determine what exactly Wims ceiling is, but he has everything needed to become a solid third string wide receiver for the Bears who will lineup on the outside. For the Beas to get the most out of him, they must put him in situations that will maximize his potential.

Grade: C-